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Dave Tatsuno Interview II

Date: May 17, 2005
Location: San Jose, California
Videographer: Emiko Omori
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1005-4
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Nisei male. Born March 31, 1913, in San Francisco, California. Spent difficult childhood years in San Francisco under care of a guardian while family lived in Japan. Graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley before World War II. Removed to Tanforan Assembly Center, California, and then to Topaz concentration camp, Utah. While in Topaz, was permitted to travel around the country as a buyer for the camp co-op store, and also obtained permission to shoot home movie footage from within the camp itself. After World War II, established the Nichibei Bussan Department Store in San Jose's Japantown. Mr. Tatsuno passed away on January 26, 2006.
This interview is part of the Japanese American Film Preservation Project Collection. Visit Densho for more information.

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Interview location: San Jose, California A discrepancy on birth certificate Segment 1 of 17 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Losing possessions to unscrupulous caretakers of property during the war Segment 2 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Becoming interested in shooting film before World War II Segment 3 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Thoughts on recording film footage from within camp Segment 4 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Feeling fortunate to have home movie footage of family Segment 5 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Reflections on life: community service, teaching in camp Segment 6 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Writing Christmas letters in camp Segment 7 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Reading of a Christmas message written in camp Segment 8 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Remembering a friend who died in combat Segment 9 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Meeting renowned photographer Dorothea Lange Segment 10 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Returning home, trying to reestablish prewar business Segment 11 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Memories of a difficult childhood: living on own at age of thirteen Segment 12 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Returning to site of Topaz concentration camp ten years after camp's close Segment 13 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Operating a dry goods store in camp with supply shortages Segment 14 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Meeting future wife, having children Segment 15 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Thoughts on learning to shoot film footage Segment 16 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: San Jose, California Receiving permission to film scenes in camp Segment 17 of 17 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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